The Mantua Township Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for the enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code in all commercial, industrial, and multi-family dwelling occupancies within the township. This division of the Mantua Township Fire Department is also responsible for all fire prevention education and the investigation of all reported fires and explosions that occur within Mantua Township.
Currently the Fire Marshal’s Office if staffed by one full-time career firefighter/fire official, supplemented by all four other career firefighters. The Fire Marshal also responds to all emergency assignments that the Mantua Township Fire Department is dispatched to, during his hours of duty. For all investigations and complaints, the Fire Marshal is “on call” 24 hours a day, and will respond to assignments after regular work hours if needed.
The Fire Marshal’s position is staffed by Anthony “Nic” Lamana who was hired upon the creation of the Mantua Township Board of Fire Commissioners in 2007. Lieutenant Daniel Hauss operates as Fire Investigator in FM Lamana’s absence.
Nic has been involved in the fire service in Gloucester County for over 22 years. He joined the Community Volunteer Fire Company of Deptford Fire Department when he was 16 years old as a junior firefighter. At the age of 21, he became a career firefighter for the Deptford Fire Department where he was employed for 7 years. During that time he received his certifications and experience in fire investigation and fire code enforcement.